Not making it up. And yes, they brought the army out.
Take THAT Toronto!
Everyone seems to be mad at the mayor, Alemanno.
Rome in the snow.
Romans, playing in the snow.
But Romans really shouldn't complain if all they've got is a little trouble with traffic.
260 die (so far) in record European cold snap.
the poor weather also hit boat passengers, when the ferry Sharden hit a breakwater shortly after setting off from the port of Civitavecchia near Rome on Saturday.
It caused panic among the 262 passengers who feared a repeat of a cruise ship tragedy in the area last month that is thought to have killed 32 people.
Coast guard spokesperson Carnine Albano said the accident, which tore a 25m hole in the ship's side above the waterline, happened after the vessel was buffeted by a violent snow storm from the north-east.
All passengers were evacuated and no injuries reported.
Apparently, 16 people have died in snow-related traffic accidents in Algeria.